Sister Demjanovich, a nun who belonged to the Byzantine-rite, died in 1927 when she was 26. The Vatican-approved miracle needed for her to be beatified occurred when a third-grade boy who was incurably blind was spontaneously cured without any medical treatment in 1963, through prayers for her intercession. She is the first person to be beatified in the U.S. itself, after Pope Benedict began allowing beatifications outside Rome a few years ago.
Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, pray for us! Her beatification is a blessing for the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, and for all of us!
Speaking as a NJ native, if I were a saint, I’d rather be canonized in the Eternal City than in Newark–ugh!
LOL she did give her life to the community of Newark, maybe that’s where she wwould like to canonized. :shrug:
Beautiful…increase your saints, O Lord!